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Color image showing many thin, green leaves growing on the branches of a mesquite plant.
Mesquite plant, New Mexico, 2011

Mesquite (honey or prairie mesquite (Mescalero Apache name: Nastaneh.  Scientific name: Prosopis glandulosa)

Gum from the trunk and juice from leaves are used as antiseptic to treat irritated eyes, pink eye; extract may be used to treat wounds and skin ailments.

Courtesy R.D. Richins